Discussing heritage rail and rail tourism generally.
For obvious reasons, I cancelled a trip last year which involved train trips in Rumania, Bulgaria and Greece.
When the Trans-Tasman Bubble was announced I tried to book a tour on the Savannahlander and Gulflander and was disappointed it is booked out this year. I could book the Savannahlander only but felt that would not be worthwhile.
I had also planned travel on the Spirit of Queensland but was trying to avoid night travel. I gave up on the Inlander as it is night travel, no sleeper, both ways.
In 2008 I travelled with sleepers on the Spirit of the Outback and the Westlander.
I plan to visit my only relatives in Sydney in late July, I should be vaccinated next month, considered the train to Canberra for a few days but am now thinking about Broken Hill although i will need to fly back and I hate flying.
In 2012 I travelled on the Overland from Melbourne to Adelaide then the Ghan to Darwin. After nearly 3 weeks driving in a campervan to Broome and a flight to Perth, I took the Indian-Pacific back to Sydney.
In other recent years I have taken the train both ways from Sydney to Melbourne then to Ballarat and Bendigo (with coach in between) and from Sydney to Port Macquarie and then rented a car to Brisbane as the most practical way to visit the beaches which were an important part of my youth.
I know and this story shows that I am not the only idiot who prefers to include as much train travel as possible in my travels.